Neighborhood Match Fund Workshops Offered; Learn To Apply for $25K Grants

DoN 25th Anny LogoSeattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering workshops  to learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund.  Matching funds support community-initiated projects in Seattle.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the Small and Simple Projects Fund on February 3. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.

At each workshop, participants will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, call 206-733-9916 or go online Childcare and interpreters can be arranged if participants RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance. The workshops are open to all.

Workshop dates and locations:

  • Saturday, January 11; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry Street
  • Tuesday, January 14; 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Ravenna Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE
  • Thursday, January 23; 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit The deadline for applications is Monday, February 3 at 5:00 pm, but be sure to register first on the Department of Neighborhood’s web-based application system now. There will be two more opportunities to apply to the Small and Simple Projects Fund later in the year on June 2 and October 6, 2014.

The  Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. We are eager to help you, so call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.govbefore applying to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.`

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash. The Fund is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.